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Free Summer Concerts

Band performing on stage

Musicians from around the world are coming to New York’s parks to perform. Rock, folk, jazz, hip hop, classical, world—no matter what your style is, there’s a performance for you.

Free Summer Concerts Events

Monday, June 24, 2019

Jun24

Piano in Bryant Park: Joel Forrester

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Joel Forrester, Boogie-Woogie, Trance, and Stride.
Free!

Jun24

Japanese Breakfast/ Hatchie / House of Nod (DJ)

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A household name in the indie rock contingent combining gleaming guitars and haunting electronics joined by a rising dream pop star
Free!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jun25

Piano in Bryant Park: Joel Forrester

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Joel Forrester, Boogie-Woogie, Trance, and Stride.
Free!

Jun25

61st Annual Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join the Washington Square Music Festival and Music Director Lutz Rath for their 61st season, celebrating soloists!
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jun26

Piano in Bryant Park: Joel Forrester

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Joel Forrester, Boogie-Woogie, Trance, and Stride.
Free!

Jun26

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)Queens

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us at the Fort Totten Park Parade Grounds for the 5th annual concert and fireworks display!
Free!

Jun26

Alvvays / The Courtney's / Ellis

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Celebrating Canada Day with two break-out, female fronted pop bands and Juno Award winners
Free!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Jun27

Piano in Bryant Park: Joel Forrester

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Joel Forrester, Boogie-Woogie, Trance, and Stride.
Free!

Jun27

Fireworks & Fun

at Field 80 (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Kick off the summer season on the island! Enjoy evening games, crafts, and music before the Astoria Park fireworks display at sundown.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun27

Live at the Landing: Joe Knipes Trio

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jazz Guitarist Joe Knipes performs in the NY Metropolitan area, exploring the jazz tradition, sharing the stage with longtime friends and bandmates.
Free!

Jun27

Red, White, and Blues

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Celebrate our nation’s freedom at Manhattan’s oldest house while enjoying a selection of red and white wines and world-class blues artists, Vince Ector Blues Trio featuring Michael Hill.
Free!

Jun27

Duck Down BBQ: Black Moon / Smif n Wessun

at Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Brownsville boom-bap legends host their annual NYC rap BBQ at home
Free!

Jun27

Independence Day Celebration + Fireworks

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to this highly-anticipated event which will feature a special performance by Queens Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jun28

Piano in Bryant Park: Joel Forrester

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays in Bryant Park. This week's performer is Joel Forrester, Boogie-Woogie, Trance, and Stride.
Free!

Jun28

Unplugged

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.
Free!

Jun28

Latin Night with Orquesta Afinke

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of this dynamic Latin band. Orquesta Afinke's repertoire includes salsa, merengue, cumbia, bolero, plena, and Latin jazz.
Free!

Jun28

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up Musical Hour

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Jun28

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Jun28

Young M.A/ Funk Flex

at Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Brooklyn triple-platinum mega-hit rapper and torch-bearer plays to her home borough with support from legendary NYC DJ
Free!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jun29

New York Music Month Concert Series: Reggae and Caribbean Music

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of reggae and Caribbean music featuring Therapi Band.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun29

New York Music Month Concert Series: Disco Music

at Hunter's Point South ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of disco music featuring Disco Unlimited.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun29

Higher Ground Festival 2019

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars for the best show uptown! This year's HG Premieres Performance will include music, dance, visual art, and spoken word.
Free!

Jun29

Jonathan McReynolds

at Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Grammy nominated next generation gospel musician with top charting Billboard hits
Free!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jun30

Queens Symphony Orchestra

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Queens Symphony Orchestra returns to Forest Park with a symphonic salute to America.
Free!

Jun30

Buika / A-WA / Blick Bassy / DJ Tara

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Diverse bill of intersecting cultures led by a Spanish soul-pop singer and Latin Grammy winner, an Israeli hip-hop electro all-sisters group and Cameroonian blues singer
Free!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Jul 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jul 3

¡Arriba! Latin Dance Party with Conjunto Guantánamo

at On the High Line between 15th and 16th Sts. (in The High Line)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Loosen up your hips, grab your friends, and salsa to the rowdy percussions, pounding bass lines, riveting trumpets, and sultry vocals of Conjunto Guantánamo.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Jul 4

Independence Day with the Staten Island Philharmonic

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Hear the sweet sounds of the Staten Island Philharmonic on the lawn of Clear Comfort followed by viewing citywide fireworks displays from the waterfront.
Free!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Jul 5

Unplugged

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.
Free!

Jul 5

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Jul 5

Mighty Sparrow / CASYM Steel Orchestra

at Springfield ParkQueens

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Calypso King of the World is joined by Brooklyn's champions of the steel drum
Free!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jul 6

Accordion in the Garden

at Green DomeBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come stroll in Green Dome garden and be serenaded by French accordion waltzes, gypsy jazz, and even a bit of tango. Accordionist Albert Behar will perform songs from his solo…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 6

Ralph McDaniels & Friends Soul Jam ft. Blue Magic and DJ Hollywood

at Springfield ParkQueens

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Legendary NYC VJ and director hosts jam with the Philly soul singers and one of hip-hop’s pioneering DJ
Free!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Jul 7

Bronx Arts Ensemble Concerts

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy a free concert open to the public. The music ranges from smooth jazz to R&B to much more classical pieces.
Free!

Jul 7

Chill on the Hill: The Chris Whittaker Trio

at Roger Morris ParkManhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join pianist/composer Chris Whittaker for a summer evening of re-imagined jazz standards and new tunes, fresh off the page.
Free!

Jul 7

Mr Eazi / Efya / Blinky Bill / DJ Mahogany

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A showcase of Afropop artists representing the modern pop stylings of Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, led by the pioneer of Banku music
Free!

Jul 7

Tabou Combo / Lakou Mizik / DJ Sabine Blaizin

at Springfield ParkQueens

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The sounds of Haiti’s past, present, and future make their way from Port-au-Prince to Queens for a gospel-funk-dance show
Free!

Jul 7

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jul10

Ximena Sariñana/ iLe / Nathy Peluso In Association with LAMC

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Women of the Latin diaspora showcase a diverse range of styles from different corners of the world from pop to dance and neo-soul trap
Free!

Jul10

Hudson RiverFlicks - Iconic NYC Films: The Warriors

at Hudson River Park's Pier 63

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A gang called The Warriors is framed for killing a powerful gang leader and now must make their way back home to Coney Island while every gang in the city is out to get revenge.
Free!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jul11

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul11

Live at the Landing: Tom Shaner

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Tom Shaner is a critically-acclaimed songwriter, producer, performer, and video director based in New York City. He calls his music “ghost songs, waltzes and rock and roll.”
Free!

Jul11

Live at the Landing: Tom Shaner

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Live at the Landing is a summer concert series featuring Queens-based musicians from multiple genres. On July 11th we present Tom Shaner, a critically acclaimed songwriter, producer & performer.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul11

Jazz at Socrates 2

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy live jazz with renowned saxophonist and flautist T.K. Blue, and featuring Alex Blake (bass), Neil Clarke (percussion), Vince Ector (drums), and Sharp Radway (piano).
Free!

Jul11

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy smooth tunes on the pier! Presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America
Free!

Jul11

Shirley Alston Reeves

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us as the former lead singer of the Shirelles performs her most famous hits!
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jul12

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Le Vent du Nord

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Hall Citywide kicks off its 2019-2020 season with five free concerts that feature outstanding artists in a range of musical genres.
Free!

Jul12

Unplugged

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.
Free!

Jul12

A Palo Seco In Association with LAMC

at Queensbridge ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Modern Flamenco dance company performs their take on the traditional Spanish dance
Free!

Jul12

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Jul13

20th Anniversary Latin GRAMMY's Celebration: Vicente García / ChocQuibTown / Surprise Guests

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
20th Anniversary Latin GRAMMY's Celebration: Vencente García / ChocQuibTown / Surprise Guests In Association with LAMC
Free!

Jul13

Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a community-oriented day of DJs and emceeing, dance performances, art-making, and local legends.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Leon Gieco / Kevin Johansen / El Mato / Silvina Moreno / Juan Ingaramo

at Queensbridge ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
A multigenerational showcase of the sounds of Argentina, led by a folk rock icon featuring rock and electropop
Free!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jul14

Bronx Arts Ensemble Concerts

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy a free concert open to the public. The music ranges from smooth jazz to R&B to much more classical pieces.
Free!

Jul14

Family Day: Railroad Earth / Ranky Tanky

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Bluegrass-tinged jam band leads our annual Family Day celebration joined by funky and joyful Gullah-inspired group
Free!

Jul14

Avery*Sunshine / DJ P.U.D.G.E

at Queensbridge ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Billboard chart-topping vocal talent brings audience together through her soulful, jazzy, optimistic songs of praise and worship
Free!

Jul14

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jul17

Merce Cunningham: SummerCool feat Stephen Petronio Company/ Melissa Toogood / Calvin Royal III / A-Y/dancers In Association with the Cunningham Centennial Celebratio

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Centennial celebration of the groundbreaking choreographer's life and legacy
Free!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jul18

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul18

Lisa Lisa / Cover Girls / DJ Lucy Euclid / Vinnie Medugno (host)

at Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Latina freestyle disco queen takes it back for a retro electro dance party
Free!

Jul18

Milagro - The Spirit of Santana

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Relive the sounds of Woodstock with this Santana tribute of unparalleled authenticity!
Free!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jul19

Summer Sounds @ OSH: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This five-piece band visits Old Stone House for a free outdoor concert with their mix of jazz, blues, and western swing.
Free!

Jul19

Unplugged

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.
Free!

Jul19

Salsa Warriors

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Salsa Warriors invite you to a fun night of traditional and new music featuring a live band performance and nonstop dancing.
Free!

Jul19

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Jul19

Jody Watley / Mobile Mondays! / Princess Lockerooo / DJ Joey Carvello

at Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
R&B “Looking for a New Love” club music hitmaker and Grammy winner is joined by a crew of vinyl party leaders
Free!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Drummers

at The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for a special concert featuring Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jul21

Bronx Arts Ensemble Concerts

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy a free concert open to the public. The music ranges from smooth jazz to R&B to much more classical pieces.
Free!

Jul21

Force MDs and U.M.C's with Red Alert / DJ Xcel & DJ Thrilla Hosted by Tariq

at Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)Staten Island

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Staten Island hip-hop heroes play a hometown show with a founding father of NYC hip-hop
Free!

Jul21

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jul25

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Grand Wizzard Theodore & Uptown Vinyl Supreme w/ Dj Perly, The B.O.O.M. (Bronx Organic Orchestra Melinated), and The Boogie Down All-Stars

at Soundview ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
All-Bronx lineup of DJs, MCs and live musicians showing hip-hop's past and present to a hometown crowd
Free!

Jul25

Mamma Mia! Presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
This popular musical will have you dancing in the aisle to ABBA's greatest hits including Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money, and of course Mamma Mia!
Free!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Jul26

Unplugged

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.
Free!

Jul26

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up Musical Hour

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Jul26

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Jul26

Lalo Rodriguez / Los Hermanos Moreno / DJ Lucho

at Soundview ParkBronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Salsa protege and chart topping singer is joined by the aggressive salsa style of the Moreno brothers for a fiesta in the Bronx
Free!

Jul26

Fela! The Concert

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Concert celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Broadway opening of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the life and music of Fela Kuti
Free!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

11th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert

at Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy live jazz by local impresario Marjorie Eliot and her ensemble underneath the majestic elms on the promenade, alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.
Free!

Jul27

Alceu Valença / Cordel do Fogo Encantado / LaBaq / DJ Grace Kelly

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
In Association with Brasil Summerfest A showcase of Brazilian music from across the spectrum highlighting the unequivocal cultural richness of the country’s Northeast. From the…
Free!

Jul27

Slick Rick /DJ Chuck Chillout

at Soundview ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bronxite Rick The Ruler teaches The Art of Storytelling with the DJ that helped break him in his hometown borough
Free!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jul28

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York’s Guelaguetza Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Immerse yourself in one of the most vivid expressions of Mexican culture as the 7th annual Guelaguetza Festival New York City returns to Socrates Sculpture Park!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul28

Bronx Arts Ensemble Concerts

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy a free concert open to the public. The music ranges from smooth jazz to R&B to much more classical pieces.
Free!

Jul28

Magic System / Smarty / Selma Uamusse / DJ Birane

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
High-energy, chart topping Afropop quartet perform their own Ivorian zouglou style for a vibrant dance party
Free!

Jul28

The Tedsmooth Oldschool Jam: Freestyle Edition with Cynthia, Lisette Melendez, George Lamond / DJs Eddie B Swift, G-Bo The Pro, Breakbeat Lou & Tedsmooth/ Hosted by Master Z

at Soundview ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Throwback jam with a Latin Freestyle theme organized by East Harlem's Remix King
Free!

Jul28

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jul31

Youth Matinee: FELA!

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The cast of the Broadway musical touring production presents a matinee program focused on engaging young people in the arts
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul31

FELA! The Concert

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Concert celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Broadway opening of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the life and music of Fela Kuti
Free!

Jul31

Ray De La Paz / Edgar Joel and Anthony Colon / DJ Kamala

at Crotona ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Pair of Puerto Rican salseros and Grammy winners bring the island's romance and swing to Crotona Park
Free!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Samini / Efya

at Crotona ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Two of Ghana's brightest stars showcase an African take on dancehall and R&B
Free!

Aug 1

Disco 54 Show

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Put your boogie shoes on and go back to the Disco Dance era of the '70s!
Free!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Aug 2

Garifuna Collective/ Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater

at Crotona ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Celebration of Afro-Amerindian culture with Garifuna music and dance
Free!

Aug 2

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Renegade Performance Group

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
There are two performances at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Renegade Performance Group (RPG) debuts a new site-specific performance expounding on black futuring actions, such as migration, ancestral calling, self transformation, and reclaiming cultural residue.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Taiwanese Waves: One Fang / Tizzy Bac / A Bao / 9m88

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A showcase of the best women in contemporary Taiwanese music, from ballads to indie rock and indigenous sounds
Free!

Aug 3

EPMD 30th Anniversary "Unfinished Business" / Funk Flex B-Day Celebration

at Crotona ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Celebrating New York duo's boom-bap style legendary album and hip-hop mainstay DJ Flex’s birthday
Free!

Aug 3

The 70s Soul Jam: The Stylistics, The Manhattans, and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Revue of three of the defining R&B hit-making groups and chart-toppers
Free!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Aug 4

Corinne Bailey Rae / Jose James / DJ Natasha Diggs from Soul in the Horn

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Multiple Grammy winner and jazz songstress spreads her soul wings with a cross-generational modern jazz singer
Free!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Aug 7

Salsa Warriors

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Salsa Warriors invite you to a fun night of traditional and new music featuring a live band performance and nonstop dancing.
Free!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Aug 8

Jazz at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
One of jazz’s living legends, pianist/composer Bertha Hope has toured globally with artists like Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and Eddie Henderson, while being a respected educator and bandleader.
Free!

Aug 8

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy smooth tunes on the pier! Presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America
Free!

Aug 8

Crumb/ Phony Ppl / Purr In Association with DoNYC

at East River Park (in John V. Lindsay East River Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
NYC transplant & rising psych jazz rockers are joined by NYC natives who make funky hip-hop and bedroom pop
Free!

Aug 8

Captain Fantastic - Elton John Tribute

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience the ultimate musical tribute to one of the world’s greatest and highly-respected musicians and performers of our time…Sir Elton John!
Free!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Aug 9

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Aug 9

Elisa Monte Dance

at East River Park (in John V. Lindsay East River Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Acclaimed NYC modern dance company performs renowned works by its namesake founder
Free!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Renegade Performance Group

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
There are two performances at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Renegade Performance Group (RPG) debuts a new site-specific performance expounding on black futuring actions, such as migration, ancestral calling, self transformation, and reclaiming cultural residue.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

VP Records 40th Anniversary Celebration: Elephant Man / Junior Reid / Estelle / Raging Fyah

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The world’s largest reggae label celebrates its 40th anniversary with some of its brightest stars
Free!

Aug10

Mountain Goats

at East River Park (in John V. Lindsay East River Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Lo-fi legend brings their indie-folk sound into his new Dungeons & Dragons-inspired rock opera
Free!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Aug11

Eddie Palmieri / Baby Power / DJ Lucho / DJ Eddie Batiz

at East River Park (in John V. Lindsay East River Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Grammy-winning salsero and Bronx music legend brings his Puerto Rico salsa-jazz sound back to New York
Free!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Aug14

OMAR / Nakhane / DJ Wildcat

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Father of neo-soul is joined by a South African life affirming pop/R&B singer-songwriter
Free!

Aug14

Hudson RiverFlicks - Iconic NYC Films: The Last Dragon

at Hudson River Park's Pier 63

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery.
Free!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aug15

The Clark Center 60th Anniversary Tribute: George Faison Universal Dance Experience / 5Plus / Dyane Harvey-Salaam / Juel D. Lane / Amy Hall Garner Dances / HSA Dance Ensemble In Association with El Barrio ArtSpace

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Anniversary celebration and tribute to the famed dance center featuring a showcase of established and emerging artists
Free!

Aug15

KISS ARMY - KISS Tribute Show

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Relive the days of Gene, Peter, Paul, and Ace with the international KISS tribute phenomenon KISS ARMY.
Free!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Aug16

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Black Woodstock 50th Anniversary: Igmar Thomas / Talib Kweli / Keyon Harrold & Special Guests In association with Moon31 / Future Sounds

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Hip-hop and jazz luminaries celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary of the Harlem Cultural Festival
Free!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

La Sonora Poncena / Jose "El Canario" Alberto / DJ Lucho

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
New York’s longest running salsa band from Puerto Rico is joined by Dominican salsa vocalist
Free!

Aug18

The Wailers' Julian Junior Marvin / DJ Queen Majesty In Association with DoNYC

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Reggae icon Bob Marley's lead guitarist heads his former band with support from a local NYC reggae DJ
Free!

Aug18

Selena for Sanctuary: Kali Uchis / Cuco/ Ambar Lucid / DJ Svani /Santuario House Band (with Music Direction by Adrian Quesada)

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Selena-themed concert supporting immigrants and celebrating community through music from a lineup of Latin artists
Free!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Aug21

Carnival of the Animals (Work-in-Progress excerpt) with Wendy Whelan and Marc Bamuthi Joseph/ Film - Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Internationally renowned ballerina performs an excerpt of a new work-in-progress followed by a screening of a documentary highlighting her path to reinvention
Free!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Aug23

Sunset on the Hudson

at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience summer at its best—with free Friday night concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right.
Free!

Aug23

Harlem 100: Mwenso and the Shakes / Brianna Thomas / Vuyo Sotashe / special guest Fred Wesley / Jazzmobile presents: Winard Harper & Jeli Posse

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Centennial celebration of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring an all-star cast of modern jazz musicians
Free!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Dee Dee Bridgewater / Ravi Coltrane / Quiana Lynell / Reclamation: Camille Thurman, Nikara Warren and Brandee Younger

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Jazz scion is joined by a cadre of talented female jazz artists women featuring a commissioned piece honoring Charlie Parker
Free!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Aug25

Carl Allen's Art Blakey Tribute / George Coleman Trio / Fred Hersch / Lakecia Benjamin

at Tompkins Square ParkManhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Showcase of modern jazz musicians paying tribute to legendary drummer, joined by a NEA Jazz Master, acclaimed pianist and fierce saxophonist
Free!

Aug25

La India / Cimafunk / DJ Sonni / DJ Lucho

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Latin Grammy winner and the pioneering princess of salsa plays to a hometown crowd with Cuban chart-topping dance funk artist
Free!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Aug30

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up Musical Hour

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sep12

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy smooth tunes on the pier! Presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America
Free!

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